Yes it is official – Sony’s very first 1080p smartphone, the Xperia Z, which was earlier termed as Xperia Yuga, will now be the latest topic of discussion in the ever-expanding smartphone market. The brand new Xperia will be unveiled by Sony at 2013, in the first half of January. Right after the event, on January 15, the handset will hit the shelves of stores in
with a price tag of around 4,298 CNY ($690 or €520).
The Xperia Z Yuga is powered by Android Jelly Bean. Features include a 1920 x 1080 pixels display on a 5-inch screen, a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, LTE, NFC, 2GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera with flash, and MicroSD card support. Physical dimensions measure up to 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and like its predecessor Xperia V, it is designed to protect against water and dust.
It goes without saying that the latest offering from Sony, will compete with HTC’s Droid DNA / Butterfly (which is already available), Oppo’s Find 5, ZTE’s Nubia Z5, Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S4, and all of the 1080p handsets that are going to be launched throughout 2013.
A brand new Android-powered smartphone, the C503, will most likely be announced by Sony in the coming year. The product has been code-named HuaShan and it will be a mid-end device, unlike the Xperia Z Yuga. For now, everyone is poised as to how smartphone users will respond to the new Xperia and also if it can actually take on the players already established.